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CAR WON'T START BUT CRANKS

2004 Kia Amanti • 120,000 miles

My Amanti wont start it cranks no start. I have check plugs change fuel pump, check fuel pump relay, check coils good spark very strong. It would try to start but it would die out. If I squirt a little starting fluid into throttle body it would start up and run-until it burns off. This only happen after I stop and put gas in my car it was running fine before. I stop turn car off put in gas try to start very hard engine running with now power.I started to drive home and it got better and run nice after a few minutes. I parked in the driveway and it would not start for three days now. Run code check it is giving me a code for the MAF sensor could this prevent the car from starting? I thought it was the CPS but no codes for that can you shed some light. Cpttrevor
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CptTrevor
October 5, 2012.




Ok I would wait until you speak to a Kia expert Cpttrevor

Tiny
CptTrevor
Oct 23, 2012.
I justed talked to the kia expert and he said the same thing I told you if the injectors are working and there is good fuel pressure makes no sense why it will start on a prime but not start otherwise. So please check what I just asked you to check rught before your last reply of waiting for me to talk to the expert.
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Saturntech9
Oct 23, 2012.
I would and get back to you in the morning but ifI remembered correctly I did check it and it was in spec but I would do it again Cpttrevor

Tiny
CptTrevor
Oct 24, 2012.
Ok something is wrong here thats all I know.

Saturntech9
Oct 24, 2012.
When measuring the voltage of the TPS should the ignition be on or off for each part of the test?Cpttrevor

Tiny
CptTrevor
Oct 24, 2012.
The ignition switch should be in the on position and were not using a multi meter were you using a scan tool to read the voltage.

Saturntech9
Oct 24, 2012.
No I was using a multimeterCpttrevor

Tiny
CptTrevor
Oct 24, 2012.
You need use a scan tool thats what the trouble tree I gave you has you use. Because if its not reading correctly at the computer how would you even know it?Also I just dont know how if the injectors are working and we have the correct fuel pressure how it can start and run on a prime?That makes no sense really to me.

Saturntech9
Oct 24, 2012.
I agree we have injectors firing gas spark and the throttle plate is opening when you attempt to start so it is getting a signal but still would only start if I squirt starter fluid into throttle body and runs very good and smooth until burns off. This only happen after I got gas and I am draining tank and putting fresh gas in possibly I have water or too much alcohol or ethanol in the gas. I am doing this today before anything else because this does not make sense I have been working on cars for years and gas spark air and correct computer signal car should start I would let you know Cpttrevor

Tiny
CptTrevor
Oct 25, 2012.
That sounds like a good plan let me know what happens.

Saturntech9
Oct 25, 2012.

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